PHOENIX — For the third consecutive day, rain and blowing dust hit the Phoenix area.
Storm cells started to pop up in the southeast in the afternoon and tracked northwest.
Phoenix and the surrounding area were under a flash flood watch until 2 a.m. Thursday morning. The watch also covered plenty of other areas across Arizona, from Prescott to Tucson.
Authorities advise that if you come across standing water, do not try to cross it. Turn around, don't drown.
NWS says storms in Scottsdale are barely moving which could cause flooding. A flash flood warning is also in effect for Glendale, Peoria and Surprise until 12:45 a.m.
Showers remain mostly like the northern parts of the Valley. The 12 News radar says the storm will continue to move slowly north through the evening. Showers may return to the Valley overnight.
NWS is warning of possible flooding in the north and northwest parts of the Valley through 8:15 p.m.
Possible flooding is also a concern for Globe, NWS says.
There are 58 flights delayed at Sky Harbor International Airport due to weather.
The roof to collapsed at a Safeway located near 35th and Northern avenues, Phoenix Fire Department said. The store has caught fire. This happened after major downburst in the area, but officials have not yet confirmed if the storm caused it.
Phoenix is now getting hit by the rain. NWS says a strong storm near the Arizona State Fairgrounds is slowly moving north. Flooding is possible in the West Valley.
Meanwhile, further north in Anthem, gusty winds, lightning and rain has reached the area. Those traveling on I-17 should use caution.
NWS says blowing dust is in affect in the southwest Valley right now.
Storms over south Phoenix have just fired up in the past 20 minutes, Team 12's Lindsay Riley says. They are moving north at 10 mph and will bring more rain into Phoenix during the 5 p.m. hour.
The rain in Scottsdale has started causing some minor flooding and NWS warns it will continue to do so though 6:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, out on the southwest fringe of the Valley, Gila Bend is experiencing heavy downpours, strong winds and lightning, NWS says.
Scottsdale is now receiving some heavy rain as the storm cell continues to track north, according to NWS.
A strong storm with gusty winds and heavy rain is hitting Paradise Valley, NWS says.
NWS is already reporting flooding in Mesa.
Isolated storms are popping up across the East Valley moving slowly northwest. Meteorologist Lindsay Riley says the storms will move slowly today.
Storms are making their way into the Chandler area and up into the East Valley. The National Weather Service says they will cause reduced visibility for drivers.
The far-east Valley is facing a strong storm moving up from the south. NWS says it could impact drivers on US 60 between Globe and Gold Canyon.
The National Weather Service has issued a dust advisory for northern Pinal County and parts of the East Valley as blowing dust is making its way from Florence up into the southeast Valley.